Mount Mercy Art Department



Mount Mercy Art Department

Mount Mercy Art Department


Art
The creative life of the art department at Mount Mercy takes it inspiration from both students and faculty. The energy and effort of motivated, talented students combines successfully with the teaching and artistic practice of a dedicated faculty. The result: an atmosphere of creativity, individuality and fun.

A creative curriculum
The Mount Mercy Art Department prepares students to meet contemporary challenges in the field of fine arts, graphic design and art education. A highly professional course of instruction, featuring a variety of visual and aesthetic approaches, leads to the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The foundation of the program is a series of classes that introduces students to the concepts, principles and techniques common to all visual arts. Art history studies strengthen and reinforce these basics. Student work in the disciplines of drawing, design, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and graphic design. Specializing in one or two areas takes advantage of a full selection of courses supported by expanding facilities and equipment within each discipline. Every course provides the artistic, conceptual and practical knowledge required by future art professionals or those who continue in education.

Art students at Mount Mercy learn to make independent choices in developing a personal, visual vocabulary. The creativity and expression the art department fosters is evident at the annual senior thesis exhibition. The works are diverse and energetic, with each exhibitor's work as unique as a fingerprint.

Internships are available in each concentration. These learning opportunities give students a chance to study and practice with professionals in their area of interest. Guest artists, seminars, exhibitions, travel courses and special workshops enhance the full curriculum.

The ever-changing display of student work exhibited on the fourth floor of Warde Hall attracts fellow students, faculty, staff and visitors. Students are also encouraged to participate in off-campus exhibitions.